Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
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A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
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If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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